|Norman Feinberg 28october2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Christa)|
Norman Feinberg, retired college professor of music at Mercy College, is the youngest son of the late Leon Feinberg, Yiddish poet, author of many books, and regional editor for the Yiddish paper Der Tog. Norman recounts how his father came to the United States, first at age 14, alone, to follow his father, and the second time after graduating from Moscow University, once the family had become disillusioned with Communism...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; Yiddish personalities; family history and stories; childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; immigration migration and place; literature; press/radio; education; religion and ritual; Eastern Europe; Soviet Union; Russia; New York City; United States and Canada; politics and political movements; Jewish communities; urban; shtetl; Marc Chagall; Albert Einstein; Maurice Schwartz; Itsik Manger; Sholem Ash; Der Tog; Freiheit; children of Yiddish personalities
|David Mazower 28march2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Christa)|
David Mazower is the great-grandson of acclaimed Yiddish author and playwright Sholem Asch. Mazower, who was raised and still lives in England, tells of his own background and encounters with Yiddish alongside stories of his great grandfather. Interestingly, on both sides of his family Mazower has strong Yiddish ties. His great grandfather on his father’s side, Max Mazower, was a Bundist active in Vilna at the turn of the 20th Century...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; National Yiddish Book Center; books; Yiddish culture: theatre; Yiddish personalities; Yiddish language; old country; Holocaust; family history and stories; childhood; Jewish identity; Yiddish learning; theater; literature; ethnography; scholarship; education; religion and ritual; Israel; Eastern Europe; Feminism; United States; transmission; roots/heritage; children/grandchildren of; urban; shtetl; Kutno; Poland; London; England; Abraham Cahan; Marc Chagall; God of Vengeance; Yiddish Translation; gender
|Dan Opatoshu 12March2014 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily)|
Dan Opatoshu, grandson of Yiddish novelist and short story writer Yosef Opatoshu, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on March 12, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-storyTo cite this interview: Dan Opatoshu Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Los Angeles, CA, 12 March 2014...
Keywords: Dan Opatoshu; Yosef Opatoshu; Joseph Opatoshu; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish scene; Yiddish speaker; Immigration; Migration; Theater; Literature; Books; Newspapers; Poetry; Career and Professional Life; Holocaust; World War Two; Education; Secular; Secularism; Non-religious; Family traditions; Israel; Eastern Europe; Soviet Union; Russia; America; United States; Politics and political movements; Transmission; Roots; heritage; children/grandchildren of Yiddish personalities; Beyond the Books; Yiddish personalities; Jewish community; Shtetl; Travel; Love; Relationships; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Peretz Markish; Croton Falls; New York; Mlawa; Mława; Poland; Marc Chagall; David Opatoshu; Isaac Bashevis Singer; En Poylisher Velde; In Polish Woods; Der Tog; H. Leivick; communism; Nancy; France; Molly Picon; Shmuel Niger; Adela Opatoshu; art; judaica; Malava; Warsaw; Bronx; Night of the Murdered Poets; Stalin; Sholem Asch; comics; A Day in Regensburg; Fania Glanz; Glanz-Leyeles; YIVO; hasidic; Romance of a Horsetheif; 1900s; 1910s; 1920s; 1930s; 1940s; 1950s; 1890s; translation